Powerful proportions with short overhangs and off-road-oriented design as well as optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a special off-road light which helps detect obstacles immediately in front of the vehicle at low speeds – the new Mercedes-Benz GLB is a versatile SUV. And a spacious family car: on request it is the first Mercedes-Benz in this segment available as a seven-seater. The two seats in row three can be used by people up to 1.68 metres in height. With powerful and efficient four-cylinder engines, current driving assistance systems with cooperative support for the driver, the intuitively operable infotainment system MBUX plus the comprehensive convenience control ENERGIZING Comfort, the new family member (length/width/height: 4634/1834/1658 m has all the strengths of the current compact-class generation from Mercedes-Benz.
The two-litre M 260 engine in the GLB 250 4MATIC has cast-iron cylinder liners in its engine block of diecast aluminium, widening at the lower end as per the CONICSHAPE principle. In-house the cylinder bore process is descriptively known as “trumpet-honing”. This minimises piston friction and cuts consumption. In the aluminium four-valve cylinder head, the CAMTRONIC variable valve timing system allows two-stage adjustment of the valve lift on the intake side.
Thanks to further extended exhaust gas aftertreatment the two-litre diesel in the GLB 200 d/GLB 220 d with the 8G-DCT dual-clutch transmission 1 already meets the RDE level 2 not obligatory until 2020 and is certified in accordance with Euro 6d.